Our Women’s Ministry 2013 theme is “Love Revealed.” So, once a month throughout 2013, we will discuss this theme and look at ways to apply it in our lives. Like last month in Love Revealed, Part I, this month we will also explore specifically how to reveal His love.
Today, let’s specifically look at ways we can reveal His love to others through our attitudes, actions and words. And we will use scripture as our guide.
Jesus set up a deliberate act for us to do to remember Him, and in doing so provides an example of how we can also build in ways to remember how much He loves. With that process of continual remembering, we can find motivation for revealing His love more and more to others.
The word “express” can mean “to represent.” As an ambassador represents someone or something (like a king, president or country) and expresses his desires, we too “express” or “represent” Christ. And we do this as we reveal his love through our attitudes, actions and words.
We should never forget that God valued each one of us enough to give up His only son for us. Should we not look at others as having that same value? Having this perspective can change your attitude, actions and words toward others.
There are a lot of ways to encourage others. But by far the best source of encouragement exists through the hope we have in His second coming. What better way do we have of encouraging others than through this hope?
Amplifying means taking what you area already doing deeper and increasing the quality. Knowing God amplifies our lives, and the quality is ever-increasing as we get to know Him more and more. Love revealed involves amplifying our desire for others to have this knowledge of Him too.
Delight is a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment. It means experiencing pure joy. As this Psalm indicates, true enjoyment and pleasure comes through our obedience to God. In that, we can fully know the meaning of delighting in the Lord.
DISCUSSION: Which one of the above will you focus on next? Why did you choose that focus?